If you’re like me, your feet are always the coldest part of your body. Whether it’s due to frigid winter weather or an AC that’s been cranked up too high in the summer, keeping my lower extremities warm is a year-round task. While a great pair of fuzzy socks or the perfect slippers can do the trick (we’re particularly fond of these temperature-regulating slippers for year-round use), there are other ways outside of fashion to ensure your warmth, namely with a soft, cozy rug.
To keep your feet from going ice cold, it’s vital to invest in an extra-soft, extra-warm rug that’ll make you feel cozy every time you step on it. Shag, faux fur, and high-pile rugs all bring major comfort and warmth to any spot in your home while adding texture and style (and making colder days a little more tolerable).
Below, we’ve rounded up 10 super-soft rugs from some of our favorite retailers to cozy up your floors.
Note: Prices listed are for size 5’ x 8′ or similar.
AT Softest Rugs December 2020
Soft, fluffy, and pure white like a polar bear, this faux fur plush rug is made with extra-long fibers that keep your feet cozy, and the crisp color adds a touch of luxury to your space. If white anything tends to scare you, don’t worry: This one is stain-resistant and machine washable. Just detach the fuzzy top from the rug pad, throw it in the wash, and enjoy your like-new rug.
If style is high on your list, West Elm’s Wanderer Shag Rug won’t disappoint. It features a fun design with spontaneous abstract lines in a neutral color palette, adding pizazz to any space. Made of 100 percent wool with a long pile (the rug is 1.6" thick), it’s nice and soft underfoot, with plenty of warmth and durability. Bonus: It’s handmade in India and Fair Trade Certified.
Looking for high pile? This shag rug is sure to satisfy. It’s got a pile height of almost two inches, which gives your feet all the warmth and comfort — seriously, you won't want to walk on anything else. Even better is the neutral yet artistic design that lends just enough interest without drawing all the attention.
Get the sheepskin feel without the high price tag or animal involvement with this shiny, soft, faux sheepskin rug. The acrylic yarns have a velvety feel that makes them oh-so-cozy against your feet, and because it’s faux fur, it’s stain resistant and doesn't shed. Get it in classic white, or choose from one of the other bold color options, like striking black or pretty blush pink.
Who doesn’t want to feel the comfort of their favorite cozy sweater underfoot this season? This rug gives you that wonderful feeling. It uses a blend of yarns (wool, viscose, and cotton) to achieve maximum softness, and it’s hand-woven by artisans for a plush feel. Add to that the sweater-like heathered look, and you’ve got a rug you’ll be tempted to curl up in.
All the fluffy feels abound in this checkered rug. It’s made from a cotton-poly mix with a soft medium pile that adds texture and warmth. The trendy print comes in subdued tones keeping it simple but never boring, and delicate tassels on either end only enhance the chic style.
Simple, soft, and shaggy — this rug’s the trifecta. A classic inky grid diamond design contrasts the ivory background of the woolly plush pile, which features long, thin, super-soft strands for plenty of year-round comfort.
Bring some dimension into your space with this geometric beauty from Anthropologie. Made of hand-tufted wool and rayon, it features thick, raised designs that add texture and extra softness, plus a healthy dose of style. At 1/2" thick, the rug will have no problem holding up to heavy traffic either, so put it in any room you want.
Flokati rugs are known for their warm, wool material and fluffy, shag style — aka the recipe for ultimate comfort. This one gives you 100 percent wool and soft pile in a simple package (choose from white, light gray, and dark gray) and at an affordable price.
If you’re after a neutral rug but still want tons of style and comfort, Ballard’s hand-tufted Antelope Rug checks both boxes. It features rich hues in a spotted antelope pattern that brings lots of character to your space. The 100 percent wool is tufted in a dense weave that makes it uber plush underfoot.